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06/16/14

The list is part of the latest Wine Industry Metrics report by Wines Vines Analytics, which found all of the key metrics continued to grow steadily in May

06/16/14

A local Indian tribe's decision to extend a $9 million loan to a Jameson Canyon winery last fall has raised some hackles among Napa County officials sensitive to any actions that could relate to tribal gaming within the county's borders.

06/16/14

The election was held at Wine Institute's 80th Annual Meeting of Members in Half Moon Bay where other board officers elected were: Greg Coleman of E. & J. Gallo Winery in Modesto, first vice chairman; Margie Healy of Korbel Champagne Cellars in Guerneville, second vice chairman; Steve Lohr of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines in San Jose, treasurer; and Chris Indelicato of Delicato Family Vineyards in Napa, secretary

06/16/14

Two years ago, Steve Ledson proposed a 50,000 case winery with public tasting and events at the site of old walnut groves off of Sonoma Hwy. between Frey and Lawndale roads, a project that prompted vocal protests from neighbors.

06/16/14

What is your biggest challenge today?: Staying consistent and up to date with regulatory affairs

06/16/14

Koch admits there will be little sympathy for a wealthy person spending $50,000 to $100,000 for a fake bottle of wine, but he choked up as he described his distress at seeing the debasement of "the art, craftsmanship" of so many fine wines being faked.

06/16/14

Following low temperatures in the early part of this year in the East and Midwest, growers are starting to see the extent of damage - whether it be bud damage or trunk injury. Cornell University researchers offer advice on how to manage injured vines following budburst.

06/16/14

Truett-Hurst Inc. (Nasdaq: THST) on Friday announced the appointment of Paul Forgue as chief financial officer and chief operating officer, effective June 16. Mr. Forgue succeeds James D. Bielenberg who resigned as CFO of the company, effective June 13, to pursue other interests.

06/16/14

Registration for the 14th annual Women in Business Awards Gala, including a keynote address by Zappos.com Director of HR Hollie Delaney, will close June 20. "This is an awards gala, but we invite the broader business community to attend to hear the story of one of the world's most interesting and innovative companies," said Business Journal Publisher Brad Bollinger.

06/16/14

Millions of six-month-old smolts are hitching rides in tanker trucks because California's historic drought has depleted rivers and streams, making the annual migration to the ocean too dangerous for juvenile salmon.

06/16/14

As junior water rights holders throughout California's Central Valley have received stop-diversion orders because of the drought, holders of senior and riparian rights fear they could be next.

06/16/14

"if these [water district] agencies are looking for good reasons to walk away form the project, I've given them a list of five."

06/16/14

Early registration is being taken for a seminar on organic production to be held July 17 in Chico, Calif.

06/16/14

Mike Farmer, a long-time employee at Robert Mondavi and Opus One Winery, has announced that he is launching Euclid Wines with his son, Lucas Farmer. He recently retired after 35 years with the company to focus on Euclid.

06/16/14

In my reporting on wine, I attend a lot of seminars and conferences. Here are some interesting and offbeat observations from some meetings I've attended recently.

06/16/14

At a major wine competition last week, all of the judges were poured a warm-up wine and asked to identify it.

06/16/14

Joanna Davies, CEO at drink, part of the ZAK Media Group, counts down her top 10 tips for successful drinks marketing.

06/16/14

AB InBev and Miller Coors have bowed to a petition from a blogger to post the ingredients of their beers online.

06/16/14

Players from NFL team the Philadelphia Eagles spent a whopping US$64,055 on a night out this week, spending over $55,000 on cult Napa Cabernet and Louis XIII Cognac - or did they?

06/16/14

On Saturday, Dan Berger gave a seminar on cold-climate red wines, including two from the Finger Lakes. "The Experiment Station here has a new grape called Noiret that was developed in 2006 that is showing some good results. It has a great future,'' he said.

06/16/14

Keep in mind, we may remove treatments from the approved list based on future rulemaking, so check our Wine and Juice Treating Materials and Processes for Domestic Wine Production page at TTB.gov

06/16/14

Of all the world's wine-producing countries, Italy offers the greatest variety if not of wine styles then certainly of terrains

06/16/14

Washington - The Supreme Court served POM Wonderful a victory last week, ruling the California-based company that makes the pomegranate juice can sue Coca-Cola over an allegedly mislabeled drink

06/16/14

change to auctioning off once in a lifetime experiences occurred in 2005

06/16/14

A producer in the Loire Valley has had to change the scent on its scratch and sniff labels after the smell of "terroir" proved unpopular with the American market.

06/16/14

Over the years, they purchased more vineyards leading to the current 26 hectares under vine, with 65% Pinot Noir, which is known as Spatburgunder in Germany

06/16/14

The former owner of New York's Cru restaurant will sell almost 100,000 bottles of wine valued at $15 million this fall in a series of auctions

06/16/14

after he was arrested last week along with a computer hacker, a detective and a spy

06/16/14

Dominique Giroud of Valais wine firm Giroud Vins is at the center of both tax and computer hacking scandals.